When talking with kids some say I don’t know about President Reagan. Some kids say I know Ronald Reagan was a President but but know nothing about him. Others know nothing about President Reagan or only that he was an actor. Only a few kids know that he was also the 40th President of the United States.
President Reagan was an Actor but that was just a small part of his life that helped to make him great. Ronald Reagan grew up poor and went to college where he studied economics. Later he became an actor, a spokesman and then Governor of California.
If President Reagan was still living he would have been 103 years old on February 6th, 2014
Kids need to know about President Reagan and how he inspired America with sense and purpose. Ronald Reagan believed not only in the freedoms that we as Americans have such as freedom of speech and religion but also that all people should be free.
President Reagan brought down the Berlin wall. “Tear down this wall!” was the challenge issued by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987
Kids need to know that President Reagan believed that parents should teach their kids just how exceptional America is. He believed that if parents did not understand these freedoms kids should teach it to their parents. President Reagan was not like some Presidents that want to make excuses and apologize for America for being the great country that it is. Instead, President Reagan wanted us to understand how lucky we are to be able to experience our life as Americans.
President Reagan was about being an optimist. He was a man that knew how to use the humor of everyday life and he was a man of deep conviction.
President Reagan was called by many names such as The Gipper, Dutch and Great Communicator. To me though he was President Reagan, 40th President of the United States and a great man who still inspires Americans to protect our freedom in America, to seek freedom for the world and continue to make America and even greater place to live.
Some day I will get to visit the Reagan Ranch and the Reagan library where I will get to feel closer to his presence. Until that time I will continue to honor the memory of President Reagan by doing my small part to help keep his memory alive.
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